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How Many Cookbooks Do You Own?

One of my self-assigned tasks this week is to reorganize my rapidly growing cookbook collection. While I didn't start out with very many, I've accrued at least a dozen recipe books over the past two years. I love cookbooks, but I question whether I should hang on to the ones I've never used. How many cookbooks do you own? Do you use recipes from all of them?


Hautie Hautie 9 years
Oh my... it is nice to see I am not the only one who has dozens of cookbooks on hand. I have a copy of Better Homes and Garden from every decade it has been printed. My favorite edition is the one from 1953. When baking became about presentation & they included lots of color pictures. Tons of really great, easy to make things in that book. I also have the collection of Children's version of the BH&G books too. Then I have my theme books. Whitman Cake decorating books is one I use alot for parties. I am known for making vintage decorated cakes for the holidays.
NAI NAI 9 years
I don't have any cookbooks! I'd love to have one of Jamie's tho.
luvbriere luvbriere 9 years
I have almost 300. And yes I have made a recipe from everyone of them.
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 9 years
I have about 6 or so. Shopping for cookbooks is a lot of fun, plus it makes me feel motivated to cook. I've also bee relying on quite a bit! Great site for healthy eating.
Rancher'sGirl Rancher'sGirl 9 years
So far, I win! LOL :) Until last year, I had over 250. When my husband gave me a book cabinet for a wedding present, the books had to be organized and sorted out. My honey had groaned and grumbled with each box of books we carried into the house! LOL;) Living in a rural community and being new to the area, I decided to put the "free to good homes" books on a table at the next women's club meeting. A great icebreaker and way to meet new friends!:) I still have at least 75 cookbooks. I've been collecting cookbooks since I was 5 when my grandmother gave me a children's cookbook. Reginal cookbooks are the souvenir I like to buy when on vacation, as well as old church group cookbooks.
LoveSarah LoveSarah 9 years
I only have a few. When I want to make something I look it up online!
ayuninur ayuninur 9 years
I have a lot of family recipes in my head, this makes me want to go buy some cookbooks and try different meals
uptown_girl uptown_girl 9 years
I actually own about 3-4.
Dana18 Dana18 9 years
I have about 12 give or take. I have given some to my friends when I do not use them anymore.
paulasmithy paulasmithy 9 years
I truly have hundreds. I read them for entertainment as well as on a practical basis. I especially can't resist the ones where each recipe comes with a little story about its writer or its origin!
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i have about half a dozen cookbooks, but i tend to use a few specific ones as my 'go to' books. my fiance loves to find new recipes to make for dinner - so i'll let him have that responsibility.
Frika Frika 9 years
I LOVE cookbooks! My favorites are the ones with pictures of all or a lot of the recipes. The one I have used the most is Cocktail Food, I do have some though that I have yet to cook from, but i'll get around to it, I always do.
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
I have about 15. My favorites are The Joy of Cooking and Giada's.
Stupidasscat Stupidasscat 9 years
I looooove cookbooks of all kinds but I have a particular fondness for baking ones
suziryder suziryder 9 years
Probabaly about a half dozen... I really need to get some more! Tops on my wish list: Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan.
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
Maybe 30 or something. I love books. I love to have them and look at them, but I don't often use recipes from them. I mostly use them for inspiration.
ElizabethRae ElizabethRae 9 years
I said half a dozen, but I think it's somewhere around 8. I just got a really cool one from my grandma the other day. It is from 1928 or so. Really cool! I use the internet a lot. I am thinking of getting a binder where I print and save my 'most used.'
Punk-Glam-Queen Punk-Glam-Queen 9 years
I'm sure I have over a hundred, yipes! To clarify, I collect vintage cookbooks. The "regular" cookbooks I use only number about four.
WineUnleashed WineUnleashed 9 years
I have well over a hundred and about 50 books on wine. Yes, I am obsessed! But, believe it not, I use them all. Some I cook from and others are for reference. Cheers, Angela
oneprettything oneprettything 9 years
It's all about The Joy of Cooking! Other than that, I rely on the internet.
Marci Marci 9 years
I have about 20. I use them all, although most of the time I don't cook from a cookbook.
MeggyPoodles MeggyPoodles 9 years
two! I just bought my second one from a thrift store yesterday . . . i'm frugal, lol.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
I have about a dozen give or take but I really only use 2-3 frequently. I love Giada De Laurentis' cook books! All the recipes are super easy and tasty :)
partysugar partysugar 9 years
Kaciegrrl: I'm single and I have a great time cooking and experimenting with cookbooks! Invite over your girlfriends or family members to sample your cuisine. To me cookbooks are like shoes, I have way too many to count!
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